Coe College Notable Alumni

Last Updated on August 12, 2023 by Oluwajuwon Alvina

List of famous alumni from Coe College, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Coe College include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Coe College alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Coe College are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn’t necessarily earn a degree from Coe College.

Items include everything from Fred Jackson to Marv Levy.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Coe College?” and “Which celebrities are Coe College alumni?”
Fran Allison
Age: Dec. at 81 (1907-1989)

Birthplace: La Porte City, Iowa, United States of America

Frances Helen Allison (November 20, 1907 – June 13, 1989) was an American television and radio comedian, personality and singer. She is best known for her starring role on the weekday NBC-TV puppet… more
Gregory Alan Williams
Author, Actor
Age: 65

Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, USA

Gregory Alan Williams (born June 12, 1956) is an American actor and author. He is known for portraying LAPD Officer Garner Ellerbee in Baywatch. From 2011 until 2013, Williams portrayed the role of… more
James William Good
Politician, Lawyer
Age: Dec. at 63 (1866-1929)

Birthplace: Linn County, Area code 319, United States of America, United States, with Territories

James William Good (September 24, 1866 – November 18, 1929) was an American politician from the state of Iowa, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Cabinet of President Herbert… more

Shelby Steele
Documentary Filmmaker, Author
Age: 75

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Shelby Steele (born January 1, 1946) is an American conservative author, columnist, documentary film maker, and a Robert J. and Marion E. Oster Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover… more
Marv Levy
American Football coach, Businessperson
Age: 96

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Marvin Daniel Levy (born August 3, 1925) is a former American and Canadian football coach, front office executive, and author. He served as head coach in the Canadian Football League (CFL) for the… more
William L. Shirer
Journalist, Historian
Age: Dec. at 89 (1904-1993)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

William Lawrence Shirer (; February 23, 1904 – December 28, 1993) was an American journalist and war correspondent. He wrote The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, a history of Nazi Germany that has… more

S. Donald Stookey
Birthplace: Hay Springs, Nebraska

Stanley Donald Stookey (May 23, 1915 – November 4, 2014) was an American inventor. He had 60 patents in his name related to glass and ceramics, some patents solely his and others shared as joint… more
Fred Hickman
Age: 64

Birthplace: Springfield, Illinois, United States of America

Frederick Douglass “Fred” Hickman (born October 17, 1956) is an American broadcaster who has had stints with CNN, TBS, YES Network, and ESPN. Born and raised in Springfield, Illinois, he graduated… more
Fred Jackson
American football player
Age: 40

Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas

Frederick George Jackson (born February 20, 1981) is a former American football running back. He played college football at Coe College. After going undrafted in 2003 and playing three seasons in NFL… more

Linda Scheid
Legislator, Lawyer
Age: Dec. at 68 (1942-2011)

Birthplace: St. Louis Park, Minnesota, United States of America

Linda J. Scheid (June 16, 1942 – June 15, 2011) was a Minnesota politician and a member of the Minnesota Senate who represented District 46, which includes portions of the northwestern suburbs of… more
Jason Kottke
Jason Kottke (born September 27, 1973) is an American blogger, graphic designer, and web designer made famous for his blog Kottke.org. He won a Lifetime Achievement Award as a blogger. As of July… more
Paul Engle
Novelist, Writer
Age: Dec. at 82 (1908-1991)

Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Paul Engle (October 12, 1908 – March 22, 1991), was an American poet, editor, teacher, literary critic, novelist, and playwright. He is remembered as the long-time director of the Iowa Writers’…

Coe College Ranking

Coe College

country rank 928
world rank 2438

University Overview

Established in 1851, Coe College is a non-profit private liberal arts higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Cedar Rapids (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Iowa. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Coe College is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Presbyterian religion. Coe College offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 169 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students’ past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. Coe College also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

NameCoe College
MottoVeritas Virtusque
Truth and Virtue
ColoursCrimson and gold

University Location

Address1220 First Avenue NE
Cedar Rapids
52402-5092 Iowa
United States
Tel+1 (319) 399 8500
Fax+1 (319) 399 8816

Study Areas and Degree Levels





Arts & Humanities 
Business & Social Sciences 
Language & Cultural 
Medicine & Health 
Science & Technology 

Important: please contact or visit the official website of Coe College for detailed information on areas of study and degree levels currently offered; the above uniRank Study Areas/Degree Levels Matrix is indicative only and may not be up-to-date or complete.

Yearly Tuition Range

over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported

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